WHO WAS ED ASNER
Ed Asner was an American actor, screenwriter, and president of the Screen Actors Guild.
The 91-year-old was the most honored male performer in the history of the Primetime Emmy Awards, having won seven, of which five were for portraying Lou Grant.
He went on to reprise the role in the spinoff series, which was titled after his character Lou Grant and aired from 1977 to 1982.
Asner also starred in El Dorado, Elf, Working Class, The Glades, and Briarpatch.